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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: September 2013

  • Aviva and Noam Chomksy to speak on economic development and the environment

    The Peace and Conflict Studies program at Swarthmore College is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this upcoming event.  Please mark your calendars. Whose Planet? Whose Economic Development? Jobs vs. Environment in the United States and Latin America November 12, 2013 Aviva Chomsky lecture: 4:30 p.m. Noam Chomsky lecture: 7:00 p.m. Lang Performing Arts Center…

  • Thanks to Mary Walton for her lecture on Alice Paul ’05 and Mabel Vernon ’06

    We would like to thank author Mary Walton for her lecture this afternoon on the courageous work of Swarthmore alums Alice Paul ’05 and Mabel Vernon ’06 in their organizing and nonviolent campaigns to secure the vote for women in the United States. A standing-room only crowd of people from the Swarthmore community and the…

  • How death penalty defense lawyers cope with stress and trauma

    Fighting for Their Lives — A Talk by Susannah Sheffer ‘86 Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Lang Center, Keith Room, Swarthmore College Download a flyer. Directions to Swarthmore College How do attorneys who represent clients facing the death penalty cope with the stress and trauma of their work? What is it like…

  • Nimesh Ghimire wins image competition for Peace Innovation Lab

    Just spotted this on the facebook page for the Peace Innovation lab in Nepal, co-founded by Nimesh Ghimere ’15: Peace Innovation Lab’s Nimesh Ghimire was adjudged one of the winners of a regional image competition organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – Bangkok. Nimesh’s work (a photograph taken while on…

  • Mark your calendars: Alice Paul ’05, Mabel Vernon ’06, and the Battle for the Ballot

    Mark your calendars for the College’s first sesquicentennial celebration event, a talk by author Mary Walton: A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul ’05, Mabel Vernon ’06, and the Battle for the Ballot Mary Walton September 19, 2013; 4:15 p.m. Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall, Swarthmore College Maps and directions Download a flyer On September 19th, Peace and Conflict Studies and…

  • David Kairys to deliver Constitution Day Lecture on Supreme Court speech law

    Peace and Conflict Studies is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this year’s Constitution Day Lecture featuring Prof. David Kairys (Temple University) Kairys is a leading constitutional scholar and civil rights lawyer. He is widely known for his creative and regularly successful strategies and legal theories on civil rights and liberties, police abuse, criminal defense,…

  • New peace and conflict studies logo celebrating 125 years since first course taught

    This summer, we announced on our blog that we are celebrating 125 years since the first peace studies course in higher education, “Elements of International Law with special attention to the important subjects of Peace and Arbitration,” was taught at Swarthmore by Professor William Penn Holcomb in 1888. Read more. Today, we are unveiling a commemorative logo…